Elevation

Elevation

Large Print - 2018
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"Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together--a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences. Although Scott Carey doesn't look any different, he's been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn't want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King's most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade--but escalating--battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott's lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face-including his own--he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott's affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.--Publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432858063
Branch Call Number: KING
Characteristics: 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
large print (16 pt.)
Additional Contributors: Geyer, Mark - Illustrator

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jaxsrose
Jun 08, 2020

Short, but VERY sweet! I loved the characters and the friendships that developed.

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LuvReadingStuff
May 06, 2020

A good read.

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bryansingh
Jan 24, 2020

Great book - reinforces that King is a great author and not only from the Horror genre. This little novel is far from horror and uplifting story.

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richmole
Jan 04, 2020

Whimsical, gentle fable that you'll remember.

Stephen King is best known as a master of horror and suspense.
But he's also a man with a great humanistic heart.

He let his heart rule his head when he wrote this one.
You'll likely be glad he did.

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StrangelyExuberant
Nov 18, 2019

This was a wonderful feel good story. It is a short story offering a small glimpse into life in a small town. If you are looking for a short feel good story this is the one for you. (No it is not a horror)

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amanoletters99
Nov 12, 2019

Had to set the 50-page rule on this one, just couldn't find King's groove on this story. Oh well, he'll write more.

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wendyfath
Sep 24, 2019

I've tried Stephen King long time ago and could not get into horror as a genre. That being said, Elevation is such a lovely, hmmm . . . uplifting departure! King's writing style is tight and beautifully literary in this short work. Like Hemingway, King does not waste words in Elevation, but every word is beautifully placed, and characters are well crafted, and plot developed to support a strong theme. Some might think it's trite just because it's short, but I found it pretty profound.

As one previous reviewer stated, it's one I too would want in my permanent collection.

jm522 Aug 15, 2019

Not typically my kind of read, but something drew me to this book. In 146 pages, The King, has changed me! I want to buy this book and leave it at bus stops and restaurants so lucky people will find it and enjoy one of the best reads I have ever experienced. This book will be on my shelves forever and although I am generally not a person who reads a book more than once, I will read this again and again...grab it for yourself, give it a chance. I'll be surprised if you regret it. Happy reading my friends!

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Tam2Noa
Jun 30, 2019

A pretty good short King read. Although I could of done without his political views.

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faeldaz
Jun 09, 2019

I got far enough into it to realize that King's politics, not the story, were going to be the focus of the book and returned it. I read fiction to escape, not to be preached to, whether or not I agree with what's being preached.

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Why feel bad about what you couldn’t change? Why not embrace it?”
― Stephen King, Elevation

ReadingAdviser_Sally Jan 17, 2019

“life is what we make it and acceptance is the key to all our affairs.”
― Stephen King, Elevation

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Mar 05, 2019

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